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“Heaven in a sea of hard beds”
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Bestel Hotel
Ranked #39 of 1,275 Hotels in Xiamen
Reviewed April 17, 2012

The reception of this hotel is set in a corner of a shopping mall, which is easy to find and the taxi drivers know both the mall and the hotel. The staff at reception were friendly and spoke limited English but they did try to understand. When we got to our room, we were immediately struck by the lightness of the décor, instead of the dark heavy rooms we had been in in other hotels. Our second surprise, and delight, was that the beds were lovely and soft – yes, soft! And clean! We spent 4 blissful nights there! The room was spacious with a desk for the wired internet and all the usual facilities, AC, coffee, tv etc. The bathroom was made with glass walls, a feature of many hotels in China. Breakfast was served as a buffet on the second floor, and had cereal, cooked eggs and toast and jam for westerners. There is also a buffet dinner for 95 RMB which has a large selection.

For a stay in Xiamen, within walking distance of the port, I really cannot fault this hotel apart from the dirty carpets which seem to be everywhere in China. I strongly recommend it.

  • Stayed: April 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed April 15, 2012

Once you get over the fact that the reception of this hotel is in a shopping mall and is a bit difficult to find all is good from there on. Conveniently located near the sea front and the large pedestrian shopping street, the rooms in this hotel are huge, light and airy. The beds are luxurious for China, large and very comfortable with good bed linen. Kettle, hair dryer, TV (all Chinese) are provided. The bathroom is very modern and is encased in glass inside the room. There is a curtain to protect your modesty. The staff at reception speak very little English but there is usually enough of them so that someone can help.

The breakfast buffet is large and varied with many Chinese dishes but also Western including fried eggs, bacon, cereals, toast and jam and a variety of buns. The dinner buffet is very good value (94 RMB) and also has a huge selection including fresh fruit, delicious desserts and some more esoteric dishes such as turtle and sea worm jelly!

I would recommend this hotel to anyone simply because of the comfortable beds and the large light rooms. It does have the odd drawback – the carpets are not very clean (quite common in China) and some of the dining room chairs could do with a steam clean .

  • Stayed: April 2012, traveled as a couple
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1  Thank nickyportugal
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Reviewed June 1, 2011

if you don't mind the see through toilets then the room is perfect for you.. duvet, 2 pillows on the bed, no need to ask for extra pillows. air conditioning units works perfectly, working table, wifi internet, rooms are quite clean, mini balcony but be careful with the steps. its quite high. flat screen tv. business traveler this hotel is just right. the room lighting condition is okay as well.Room number is confusing since it starts with 8.. but its not on the eight floor. you should follow the second number. but other than that the hotel would be perfect.

although language is still a barrier. if you know fookien and mandarin then it shouldn't be a problem as well .

  • Stayed: June 2011, traveled with family
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1  Thank CarmelaTan
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Reviewed July 23, 2010

Booked the hotel via Ctrip and confirmation was immediate. Need to pay only upon checkout. The hotel is located adjacent to the shopping street (Zhongshan Lu). The hotel is actually located in a shopping centre...so super convenient.
Room is roomy, clean and very nice bed and decor. Bathroom is very clean and big.
Excellent service. Good breakfast.

  • Stayed: June 2010, traveled as a couple
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1  Thank PatrickNg
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Reviewed February 13, 2017
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  • Stayed: February 2017, traveled with friends
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Reviewed January 31, 2017
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Room Tip: そもそも4階建てなのでどの部屋も眺望は望めません。
  • Stayed: January 2017, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed January 8, 2017
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  • Stayed: September 2016, traveled as a couple
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Thank Walter P
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Address: Nanzhong Plaza, Siming West Road, Siming District, Xiamen 361000, China
Location: China > Fujian > Xiamen
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Suites
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Ranked #39 of 1,275 Hotels in Xiamen
Price Range: $56 - $153 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Bestel Hotel 3.5*
Number of rooms: 235
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